February 20, 2014
Tulare County residents who are having trouble sleeping or
know someone who has a sleep disorder are invited to attend Kaweah Delta’s
A.W.A.K.E support group on Monday, March 17, in Visalia.
The free support group is called A.W.A.K.E. because it helps
people stay alert, well and keep energetic.
The support group topic will be, “Understanding Your CPAP
Supplies,” and will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. inside the Acequia Wing
Conference Room (first floor of Kaweah Delta Medical Center) at Acequia Avenue
and Floral Street.
Approximately 40 million people in the U.S. are
diagnosed with sleep disorders each year. The long-term effects of a sleep
disorder can be serious and include heart attack, diabetes, stroke, high blood
pressure and more. Located at 126 S. Floral St., Kaweah Delta’s Sleep Disorders
Center is an eight-room center staffed with board-registered technologists who
conduct sleep studies in a home-like setting. All tests are interpreted by
physicians who are board certified in sleep medicine.
Established in 1963, Kaweah
Delta Health Care District is one of the area’s most progressive healthcare
providers. It is the only facility with Magnet status in the San Joaquin Valley
serving children and adults and remains the only level III trauma center
serving Tulare and Kings counties. The district offers a comprehensive scope of
services including everything from a well-respected
pediatric hospitalist program to nationally recognized orthopedic and cancer
programs. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook.